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COVID-19: Majority would not give up privacy in favor of a surveillance app

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COVID-19: Majority would not give up privacy in favor of a surveillance app

The countries affected by this pandemic, have bet on different forms and strategies to be able to better control the situation. In addition to confinement and protective measures and equipment, there is also the possibility of a COVID-19 monitoring system. In a nutshell, this resource could allow contacting people who have been in close proximity to someone infected, in order to report this situation.

We asked readers if they would abdicate their privacy in favor of a COVID-19 surveillance app and today we know the results.

Would you give up your privacy in favor of a COVID-19 surveillance app?

Within the scope of this question, we obtained 2.ooo answers, and after we finished voting, we concluded that opinions are divided between YES and NO.

But the majority of readers with 6% of the answers say that they would NOT give up their privacy in favor of a COVID-19 surveillance app (1,203 votes).

In turn, the remaining 40% say YES, could put their privacy 'aside' as a way to contribute to a system for monitoring the disease caused by this new coronavirus (797 votes).

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COVID-19: Majority would not give up privacy in favor of a surveillance appSome governments have already started to implement these systems in their countries, such as Australia, where the situation already seems to be under control, and also Germany.

In both countries, the system goes through a mobile application so that it is possible to determine the people with whom the infected citizens were in proximity. In this way, these contacts can be alerted and informed that they, too, may be carriers of the COVID-19.

In Portugal, an identical system may be under analysis to be applied in our country.

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